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Paul Halpern

This article is an edited extract from Paul Halpern’s book What’s Science Ever Done for Us?: What The Simpsons Can Teach Us about Physics, Robots, Life and the Universe – an unauthorised and amusing look at science in The Simpsons published by John Wiley.